Let's see...I've been to CA twice for wine trips. I've been to several wineries in my home state of Missouri, serving as a "cheerleader" for many newer wineries. My husband and I have been on a committee with our local Public Television called "WineFeast" over 10 years, having the honor of selecting the wine to be sampled in our "Main Room" three years. I spent just shy of a year working in a wine/beer/spirits store, and was training a new guy on May 22, 2011 when we were hit with "a little wind" (a/k/a EF-5) and the building was destroyed, but PTSD prevented me from going back to work there. I frequently serve as a resource for friends/co-workers/heck even strangers at my old employer to guide them to the best wine for a particular occasion.
Yeah, I think I like wine, a little anyway.